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Old 03 January 2012, 07:37   #1
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What floating objects have you picked up last year ?

What floating objects have you picked up while out and about ?

Here is my tally for the year

5 x Avian Bottles
2 x Fishing Trawler plastic fish containers
3 x Footballs
1 x Womens Bikini Top
3 x Good size bits of tree trunk
1 x Rugby Ball
3 x Flip Flops
1 x Childrens Inflatable Dingy
3 x Buckets (Childs bucket and spade type of bucket)
2 x Large fendors
1 x Broom

Best place for balls is just off Shell Bay near Poole Harbour, I think the current grabs them and off they go.

Any more unusually Items ?
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Old 03 January 2012, 07:43   #2
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My hat, many times.

Several fishing floats and lures

Lots of poly bags and bit of tree.
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Old 03 January 2012, 07:52   #3
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A dead Seal with a blue antifouled (not mine) head :gulp: in the Tamar from a 3.4m SIB, does that count ?

Other than that on a 6M Rib we moved a large tree trunk (about 8ft) floating down a small River (Plym) which becomes a dedicated Ski Zone

Still waiting for any Bikini tops though

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Old 03 January 2012, 07:55   #4
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Funny how it's not often the same pair of shoes ever get washed up on the same beach,
There either all right footers on one beach or all left footers on an another beach. Lol
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Old 03 January 2012, 08:05   #5
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A rather large Ribcraft
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Old 03 January 2012, 08:18   #6
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Old 03 January 2012, 08:22   #7
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I nearly got one of those as well !!

Someone picked it up before I got back to it in the swash channel.......
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Old 03 January 2012, 08:59   #8
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Still waiting for any Bikini tops though
Still looking here for who might have lost it Could be one of those Cinderella does-the-shoe-fit-the foot moments
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Standing on the pontoon (does that count?) when an odd shaped bottle floated by. Turns out it's French and from the 1780's!

Sadly not worth a fortune - even worse, NO WINE!
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I found a boatload of RIBnet Administrators in the North Channel....
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Still looking here for who might have lost it Could be one of those Cinderella does-the-shoe-fit-the foot moments
Fantastic. Enjoy your search! Let me know if I can assist in any way. I wonder who found the bottoms ?

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Dead Seal pup
Scaffhold plank that hit my prop and ant cav plate and bent it.
Plastic chairs
8mts of nice rope :-)
anchor bouy that i still use today
and out with my mate in his delta we picked up a small flat inflatable about 3-4 mtr. pumped up and it was good to go.
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I nearly got one of those as well !!

Someone picked it up before I got back to it in the swash channel.......
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This year, just one five foot length of tree!
Absolutely no underwear or Ribcrafts , but that will not stop me looking
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Dead cow in the Clyde!!Too big to pull into the then SR4 otherwise we could have had beef dinners for years.
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A good few years ago now i was working as an engineer aboard one of those high speed aluminium cat's running from Newhaven to Dieppe.....on one of our crossings we were informed by Dieppe harbour control that 'something' was wrong with our port side sponson.
upon investigation, it wasnt damaged as the harbour control officer had thought....we had speared a door of a large fridge freezer!

As some of you may now know,my line of work means i spend an awful lot of time based, quite literally, on the Solent and, over the years have seen aome amazing things float on by. the most impressive was about 4 years ago when one winter, a 1970's caravan floated past..

Some of the recent debris our lads have fished out of the Solent include;
--A 'duallie' set of tyres mounted on their rim probably from a tipper transit or similar.
-- several plastic fish boxes each about 1.2m by .8m used to sell fish at fish marhets
-- 208ltr oil drum (semi submerged of course)
-- enough scaffold planks and timber to build a lovely shed
-- a broken telegraph pole about 3.5m long
-- the usual array of fenders and fishing pot markers

Winter time is the worst as a lot of crap drifts down the Itchen and Test rivers to end up as potential propellor foder....

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An 8x4 sheet of shuttering ply in mid channel, it went between the twin outboards and stop very quick but not as quick as when we hit a semi submerged container and ripped the back of the boat off. Apart from these a couple of dead bodies wrapped in sacking in the South China Sea and nearly an Elephant that had been in the water so long it had ballooned to the size of a small island!! AP
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One of our boats caught a three seater sofa on the River Nene whilst it was in flood.

They tied it to a tree to keep it out of the way for a rowing event but we forgot to remove it and it keeps me smiling to think of people walking down the tow path, with the flood water receded, wondering why there is a sofa tied halfway up a tree!

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An 8x4 sheet of shuttering ply in mid channel, it went between the twin outboards and stop very quick but not as quick as when we hit a semi submerged container and ripped the back of the boat off. Apart from these a couple of dead bodies wrapped in sacking in the South China Sea and nearly an Elephant that had been in the water so long it had ballooned to the size of a small island!! AP
dead body is a nasty thing to find, that would freak me out for sure
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